The report Health Mortality and Life Expectancy trends in the UK – stalling progress, from the Health Foundation, presents new analysis of mortality data. It explores what has happened, who is affected and what is driving current trends.
In this second election manifesto briefing, we consider the key local government-related policies of other parties who may form part of the next government: Sinn Féin, the Labour Party, the Greens and the Social Democrats.
The government’s post-Brexit immigration system is focussing firmly on skills and the economy. But what will it mean for local government and the wider economy? We look at the Home Office’s proposals and some of the key issues raised, including possible skill shortages in sectors such as adult care.
Dr. Dennis De Widt, Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance at Cardiff Business School, examines how local government associations in Germany and the Netherlands operate in different institutional contexts to local government associations in England and how this affects the way local government interests are represented and protected by central government in the different countries.
This briefing updates the CSN Policy Briefing Children and Families Act 2014 (provisional) issued just after the Parliamentary stages had been completed on 10 February 2014 and before Royal Assent was granted on 13 March 2014. This briefing reports on the final shape of the Act with mention of significant amendments during it year-long passage…
This is the fourth in a series of briefings looking at social work services in Scotland. This briefing considers the delivery of social care support services specifically.
This briefing looks at some of the positive ways the internet has influenced local government in the UK and some of the ways in which it has a negative impact. It includes an overview of undesirable and criminal online behaviour and introduces some of the ways that regulation of internet safety is currently being discussed.
...proud to officially open nominations for the 2020 Cllr Awards. The Cllr Awards are the only national awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of individual councillors across England. Since 2010,...
This briefing deals with a report, produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines options for spending in the context of the Government’s aims for deficit reduction ahead of the next Budget on 22 November 2017
This briefing deals with a report, produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines options for spending in the context of the government’s aims for deficit reduction ahead of the next Budget on 22 November 2017.